ToMoCo continued it's dominatrix-like smacking of FoMoCo, as the automaker from the land of the rising sun reported sales of 196,695 vehicles during the month of November. That's a 15.9% increase in month-to-month sales from 2005. That broke down to an increase of 18% in the Toyota Division, and what would appear to be a November to remember for the Lexus Division, with an increase in sales of 4.2%. Not too shabby, and enough to best FoMoCo this month — but who knows what'll happen in what may be an incentive-filled December. Will it be one to remember for Toyota, or will Ford be talking about what they'll be feeling. Stay tuned. Full release after the jump.
Toyota Reports November Sales 12/01/2006 Torrance, CA
December 1, 2006 - Torrance, CA - Toyota Motor Sales (TMS), U.S.A., Inc., today reported best-ever November sales of 196,695 vehicles, an increase of 15.9 percent over November 2005. Calendar-year-to-date (CYTD) sales total 2,314,202 units, up 12.5 percent over the same period last year.
The Toyota Division posted best-ever November sales of 169,976, up 18 percent. The Lexus Division reported best-ever November sales with 26,719 units sold, an increase of 4.2 percent.
Toyota Division passenger cars recorded best-ever November sales of 92,970, up 14.3 percent over the same period last year. Passenger car sales were led by Camry, which posted November sales of 34,189, up 15.1 percent from the year-ago month. Camry Hybrid, which went on sale in late April, reported sales of 3,100 units in November. Corolla reported best-ever November sales of 27,015, up 13.9 percent over the same period last year. The all-new Yaris subcompact, which went on sale in March, posted sales totaling 5,936 units for the month. The Prius gas-electric hybrid mid-size sedan posted best-ever November sales of 8,008, an increase of 1.5 percent.
Toyota Division light truck sales were up 22.8 percent, with a best-ever November total of 77,006 units. Light truck sales were led by Sienna with monthly sales of 13,535, up 15 percent over the same period last year. The RAV4 compact sport utility vehicle (SUV) reported best-ever November sales of 11,425, up 156.9 percent over the same period last year. The all-new FJ Cruiser, which went on sale in March, reported sales of 5,459 units. The Tundra full-size pickup truck reported November sales of 10,469. The Highlander Hybrid gas-electric mid-size SUV reported sales of 1,667 units for the month. Highlander and Highlander Hybrid posted combined November sales of 11,100, up 14.7 percent over the same period last year.
Scion reported November sales of 10,769 units. The tC sports coupe led the way with November sales of 5,084 units. Scion xA sales were up 11.5 percent, posting best-ever November sales of 2,204 units.
Lexus passenger cars posted best-ever November sales of 16,156 units, an increase of 15.4 percent over November 2005. Passenger car sales were led by the ES 350 luxury sedan with best-ever November sales of 6,678 units, up 44 percent. The IS 250 and IS 350 luxury sport sedans recorded combined November sales of 3,599 units. The LS 430 and the all-new LS 460 reported combined sales of 3,613, an increase of 116.3 percent.
Lexus Division light trucks reported November sales totaling 10,563 units. The 2006 RX 400h luxury hybrid SUV reported sales of 1,327 units for the month. The RX 350 and RX 400h enjoyed combined November sales of 8,052 units.
TMS calendar-year-to-date hybrid sales totaled 173,859 units. In November, hybrid sales posted 14,278 units.
There were 25 selling days this sales month and last November.